News and information for our Members, Moorers and Friends



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Welcome to Coombeswood Canal Trust
Hawne Basin

BBC article on Hawne Basin

On this page:-
• Work party dates • Friends of Leasowes • Atlas and Malus dates • Lapal Canal Trust • Donate • Trading company  • Guide to the canal •

Here is a link to a very interesting audio description of the No. 2 as it was from Windmill End to Hawne Basin including contributions from CCT members -

Audio trail: The Netherton Cut to Coombeswood

Shop opening hours
(open to the public)

Monday 10.30am to 3.30pm
Tuesday to Thursday 10am to 3pm
Friday 9am to 4pm
Saturday 10am to 4pm
Sunday 10am to 4pm

All payments, for any purpose, to be made in the shop


Report to the AGM 12th of March 2022 delivered by Jon Jones

(see the the details of the scheme here)

Sunday Lunches in the Cabin
(Closed until October)

These will be available every Sunday.
The prices will be £3.50 for a main course and £1.50 for dessert making £5 for the whole meal. Please book either by phoning Dee (07564 112009) or by writing your name(s) in the book provided by the Kitchen door. Reservations to be in by the THURSDAY BEFORE EACH SUNDAY to allow Dee to get in supplies.
The lunches will be available from 12.00 noon until the LAST serving at 1.15pm. There will be NO SERVICE after 1.15pm!!

The Bar in the Cabin,
for members and their guests only,
is open on Saturday nights and Sunday lunchtimes
from October to April

See the drinks available here

We are following current government guidelines

From Sunday, 1st August 2021, the Teaspot in the Cabin will be available for use.

However, we must remind you that, despite the lifting of restrictions, Covid-19 is still very much with us. We have been very "lucky" thus far in protecting those who are vulnerable in the Basin community, but that luck has been very much accompanied by diligence. With this in mind we would ask that you adhere to the notices posted:-


RESPONSIBILITY for the safe use of the Teaspot MUST rest with those using it.

HANDS - should be sanitized before using any of the utensils.
TEASPOONS - one person use and discard in container provided.
TEABAGS - please use the tongs provided to remove from the jar
MUGS - Leave on the tray by the kitchen door.

Please clean the area you have used before departing.

And last but not least ENJOY the little bit of added freedom in joining friends and colleagues for a cuppa.

West Midlands Police
Crimes and incidents on the waterways

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Work Parties will start tst August 2021, at 9am at the wharf.
They will then be held on the 1st Sunday of every month until further notice.

Weather permitting

Safety footwear please. Hats, gloves, hot drinks and biscuits provided
Everyone welcome.

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CaRT Current stoppages on the BCN

See updates on the Volunteer Scheme here

BCNS Events

Membership renewal

Membership fees are due on 1st August. Please send us your cheque if you have not already done so.
You could lose valuable resources until you do.
You will find the forms HERE

General Data Protection Regulation - GDPR

Please - if you have not done so already, complete and return the GDPR form so that we can communicate directly with you.
You can download the relevant form HERE if you need one.


The local IWA branch meets in the Cabin every month and will be delighted if you will all attend their meetings.
You can find their calendar HERE

Atlas and Malus

Coombeswood Canal Trust and the BCNS jointly own and operate a working pair of heritage workboats; Atlas the motor and Malus its butty. These are run with the help of volunteers.

These are the latest crewing requirements with A&M, including DofE Residential dates which are subject to change depending on the number of bookings taken.:-

If you are interested in helping to crew Atlas and Malus or maybe becoming a ' boat sitter ' and explaining about the life on board a working boat and how the boatman's cabin could accommodate a family then how about spending a couple of hours on the dates that request a " sitter ". There is a document available to help with the explanation and layout.

Anyone interested in helping out please let me know. A big thanks to those who have come along on any of the previous dates last year, it was a busy one! Without your help the boats would not be able to operate.
Paul Smith

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Lapal Canal Trust
Work Parties

Please confirm attendance with Peter Fisher (0796 663 1648)

– 3rd Saturday Every month – 10am – Leasowes Park
– 1st Saturday Every month – 10am – Selly Oak Park

Web site

BBC News re the restoration

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Friends of Leasowes
work parties - scrub clearance of canal bed

to be advised - Contact details

All to meet at the car park off Mucklow Hill at 10 am. ( Subject to weather etc. )

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Coombeswood Canal Company

This is the trading arm of the Trust and is wholly owned by the Trust. It's main activity is to provide boatyard facilities and run the shop where you can purchase a small range of chandlery for all your boating essentials such as cheap diesel, Calor gas, smokeless coal.
Anything we do not have in stock we can order for you. .
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Guide to the Dudley Number 2 Canal: Windmill End to Hawne Basin

Read/download the 'Guide to the Dudley Number 2 Canal: Windmill End to Hawne Basin', written by Ivor Chambers.
A hard copy is available in the bridge hole (on the left hand side) as you turn into our stretch of the Dudley No.2 canal at Windmill End, you will need a BW key to gain access to the box.

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Coombeswood Canal Trust welcomes donations and are able to receive donations online using Paypal.             


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Number of visitors since 11.7.20


Coombeswood Canal Trust, a Company limited by Guarantee
Hawne Basin, Hereward Rise, Halesowen, West Midlands, B62 8AW.
Telephone: 0121 550 1355   
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